LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION
will hear 137 West 71st Street for
Individual Landmark Designation.
Tuesday, June 4th from 10:50-11:10 am
LANDMARK WEST! is COMING OUT
in SUPPORT of this DESIGNATION.
READ LW! TESTIMONY
Join us to testify, and be witness to history!
While this address is already a landmark within the Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District, granting this former row house, originally built in 1890 individual landmark designation increases its protections under the law and recognizes its significance to New York and American history.
Home to activist, playwright and author James Baldwin from 1965-1987, it was from this building that Baldwin used his talents for promoting love and understanding in hopes of improving race relations in America.
The James Baldwin Residence is one of SIX LGBTQ sites before the Commission this coming Tuesday beginning at 9:30 am. Read about the full rostercourtesy of our colleagues at the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project.
If designated on Tuesday, this building will join landmarks like the New York Society for Ethical Culture at 2 West 64th Street, and the Schinasi House at 351 Riverside Drive as Individual Landmarks of the Upper West Side, becoming our 62nd Individual Landmark.
We THANK the Landmarks Preservation Commission for recognizing the social significance of these designations, and hope to see you Tuesday at the Municipal Building, 1 Centre Street, 9th Floor North.